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Using Electronic Control Weapons

Using Electronic Control Weapons

Your agency's policy needs to specify in what situations ECWs can be used and the responsibilities of officers for gathering evidence after use.

March 27, 2020

Batons: More Than Just a Club

Batons: More Than Just a Club

The baton is a multi-purpose tool that you can use to strike a subject, push a subject away, or as a lever to move a subject into a control position.

May 3, 2018

Less-Lethal Options

Less-Lethal Options

These tools provide officers more flexibility in how to respond to non-deadly threats.

April 4, 2018

Less-Lethal Tools

Less-Lethal Tools

These options provide officers with many ways to respond with less-lethal force.

November 6, 2017

Less-Lethal: Making Impact

Less-Lethal: Making Impact

The pressure on American law enforcement agencies to field tools that can subdue dangerous armed and unarmed individuals without using deadly force has never been greater than today. The answer according to many experts is less-lethal weapons that can be fired from a distance and effect subjects with blunt force or chemical irritant or both.

March 10, 2017

Less Lethal Concepts: The OC Projector

Less Lethal Concepts: The OC Projector

Less Lethal Concepts' Pepper Pak 50 is designed to deliver chemical agents at up to 85 feet, protecting officers and reducing the need for deadly force.

August 12, 2016

In Praise of Pepper Spray

In Praise of Pepper Spray

While a TASER may be a better option at times, pepper spray can be a practical choice. The key is to know when the use of pepper spray is appropriate and will be effective.

July 8, 2016

ECDs and Use-of-Force Law

ECDs and Use-of-Force Law

A recent decision by the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit, which applies to five states, emphasizes the use of TASERs as tools for protection, not for compelling compliance.

March 8, 2016

Barricaded Suspect, Mutual Aid

Barricaded Suspect, Mutual Aid

The suspect has advised that if anyone comes near his mother he "will take them out." You also know the sergeant asking for help uses poor tactics and will count heavily on his personal relationship with the suspect.

February 23, 2016

Less-Lethal Tools

Less-Lethal Tools

These devices provide a means of incapacitating subjects without using lethal force.

September 30, 2015

Less-Lethal: Mixed Blessings

Less-Lethal: Mixed Blessings

It's well known that an offender who decides to resist arrest or attack a police officer must consider the possibility of being injured or even killed for doing so. What is unknown is how the proliferation of less-lethal weapons has changed and will change the way these men and women think.

November 26, 2014

Arresting Active Resisters

Arresting Active Resisters

You have to make split-second decisions when it comes to use of force while effecting an arrest. Training in strategy and tactics, control and verbal techniques, and proper use of force are essential for you to make proper decisions.

June 26, 2013

Less-Lethal Weapon Options

Less-Lethal Weapon Options

At present, less-lethal weapons are a fact of life. It's hard to find an agency that doesn't use at least one in one form or another. With technology advances being what they are, there are more options today than ever before. Let's look at some of the available technologies and how they make a difference.

March 6, 2013

Jail Riots: Prevention and Response

Jail Riots: Prevention and Response

In the case of jail riots, planning and prevention are worth a pound of cure. A proactive approach to disturbances and prevention keeps small incidents small and resolves them quickly.

May 22, 2012

TASER X2: Double Shot

TASER X2: Double Shot

TASER International's X2 is a two-shot ECD with dual laser aiming and visible warning arc.

June 6, 2011

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